Friday, August 17, 2012

Back in the land of the living

Recently my husband and I received in the mail a voucher to spend 2 free nights at the Treasury Casino, obviously thought it must be some sort of gimmick as its not often you get something for nothing.  We don't often go to the Casino unless my parents are visiting, which was just recently, so we were surprised to receive this offer.  Well we took the offer up, I mean who wouldn't?  The rooms were quite posh with an awesome bathroom, its not often I take the time to luxuriate in a bathroom so you can bet I did on this weekend.

Friday night we enjoyed a lovely meal in one of the restaurants in the Casino then had a small flutter on the pokies before we retired to watch some more of the Olympics,  I love the Rhythmic Gymnastics.

The next morning we spent a good part of the day roaming around South Bank,  then I left my husband in the hotel room with his book whilst I explored the Queen Street Mall, so many beautiful things to look at, okay I may have purchased some items as there was some great bargains going on.  I do know I had more luggage when I left the hotel than when I

Saturday we had dinner at Black Jacks which was buffet style and we finished off again in the Casino for a couple of hours spending my winnings from the night before.  We hadn't been back to the room for long and my husband said he didn't feel well and wondered if it was something that he had eat.  So the second night was spent listening to my poor husband make some very inhumane noises whilst he was in the bathroom, sorry to gross you out.  Thinking it was food poisoning were had intended to ring them up during the week but as it turned out it wasn't as I woke up in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with all the same symptoms, yep definitely wasn't food poisoning.   Whatever it was it has taken us a good several days to come back to the land of the living and we are both still not feeling a 100% .  Usually you hear people talking about these stomach viruses when their kids are little and it working itself through the house, we have been lucky enough to never had one of those and still we were lucky enough that out kids did not pick it up from us, don't think I would have liked to have dealt with myself and them, although they are big enough and ugly enough to look after themselves.  My DD had the day of anyway and she was a fantastic nurse!!!

Anyway I thought I would share a couple of challenges I did over at Colorful Creations before I went away, it seems ages since I have posted a project.  I participated in Tabitha's  Twisted Blue Prints #7 and Milagros Use Your Stash Challeges.  If you would like to check these  out I have linked them and Im sure the girls would love for you to check their work out.

Twisted Blue Prints #7

 I had some fun doing this challenge and Im really trying to use some of my older products.  Such as the older K and Company papers, velvet flowers from Imaginesce and even some old stickers from Sticker Studio.

I machine stitched around the edges of the paper and used some sticker words for my journalling.

Use Your Stash

Again another fun challenge to really get in and use your stash, again I challenged myself to use older products from my stash with only a couple of newbies.  The only thing I struggled on, was getting some lace onto my page after I finished it.  In the end I was able to use some around the picture.

I used some really old Crate Paper from the "Samantha Collection" along with a couple of die cuts & stickers from "Pretty Party" range.  Other stickers are from K & Company and Simple Stories, Blooms are Dusty Attic and Prima, Heidi Swap Rhinestones and I have colour the ribbon using my Tattered Angels mists.

Sorry for the long winded post, for those that did take the time to  and if you didn't that's okay as well.  Hope everyone has had a great week and is looking forward to a nice break over the weekend.  Again thank you to those that stop by and leave me your lovely comments, its always nice to know that your work is appreciated.

Bye for now

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  1. Oh dear! Stomach bugs are awful..... Still I am glad you had some time to enjoy the casino!
    Nice to see some los from you again. I love the first one with that gorgeous large swirl!

  2. Wow a free weekend's accomodation DOES sound too good to be true!! Sounds like you had a lovely time though & so sorry you ultimately became sick - that is awful - gastro is the worst! Glad to see you've done some scrapping too & used up some older stash - way to go there!! Love the ties around your chippie/cardstock circle & your fussy cut birdies in the second!!

  3. Gorgeous layouts Fi and it sounds like you had an amazing weekend away until the bug hit. Hoe you're both feeling a lot better now.

  4. Fabulous lo's Fi. Love both of them!
    Great getaway! Sorry to hear you ended up on an ill note!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. love your pages Fi - Sophie & the kids are ssoooo cute! Glad you are feeling ok now - those nasty viruses can really pack a punch! Love the pic of the casino as well - you captured it well - cant wait to see you scrap that one! Glad you had time to yourself and enjoyed some shopping time!

  6. So glad to hear you are feeling a little better Fi, nothing worse than food poisoning!! Both layouts are beautiful. I wish I could use some of my older things in my stash, it just keeps multiplying!!! Cheers Di xo

  7. Oh you poor thing..but i'm glad to hear you are feeling a little better Fi, nothing worse than food poisoning!!!!!I love both layouts..they are always ... you did them so well...its great isnt it to use up the stash... see you soon... hugs...xoxo

  8. Sending you some British Hugs and Sparkles Fi for a full recovery. Glad you managed to enjoy your getaway before the bug. The LO's are just great, I so want to start my scrapbooking again in earnest but I seem to be in a state of disarray so I'm sorting my papers before I start again. Anyway hope you'll feel better really soon. xx

  9. These turned out fantastic Fi, I love the care you put into every detail of your work gorgeous! The Casino photos is awesome, just keep the best memories at least you both are well!!